Blessedfarmgirl's 2024 lambing/kidding thread

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If there is a lot of hay, the afterbirth may be scuffed under the hay. The water bag is gone, so it’s there somewhere. I find and bury it. If it gets to smelling, it draws the black head vultures.

Beautiful lambs! They are healthy and that’s the best you could ask for.
 

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If I can't find the afterbirth after couple days, I will let one of the Anatolians into the jug and they find it. Sometimes the ewes eat it. If it is retained with problems, the ewe will show signs after a couple days. Some ewes can reabsorb it or it will degrade and eventually come out in bits and pieces which you will not notice. As long as the ewe is nursing the lamb properly and looks ok don't worry. Nursing makes the uterus contract and will expel any afterbirth debris.
 

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Our cull ewe gave us a beautiful Valentine's ewe lamb yesterday! She's TINY, and so precious. I'll have to make sure I don't get attached to her 😂

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No more lambs for a while. Our two yearlings are due at the end of March.
 
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